Transit Schumer: Feds should allot $100M to Queens bus plan By DAN RIVOLI email@example.com @danrivoli March 19, 2015 7:29 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email An ambitious fast bus project the city Department of Transportation is planning in Queens should get $100 million in federal money, Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday. A new route for Select Bus Service -- the MTA and city's version of bus rapid transit -- is being planned for Queens' Woodhaven Boulevard. Unlike other SBS routes in the city, this one could include separated bus lanes right in the middle of the thoroughfare, a popular design in South American and European bus systems. The $200 million project could be eligible to get half of its cost covered through a U.S. Department of Tranpsortation grant program. "This 'bus rapid transit' plan can turn this corridor from a transportation desert to a transportation oasis for tens of thousands of Queens residents, and also be a boon for local property value and area businesses," Schumer said in a statement. By DAN RIVOLI firstname.lastname@example.org @danrivoli Dan covers transportation, politics and general assignment news for amNewYork. He is a Staten Island native who lives in Brooklyn. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.